Illustration of a 19th century volcano eruption

Illustration of a 19th century volcano eruption

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Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Soufriere volcano. Artwork of earthquake damage in a town during an eruption by the Soufriere volcano (background, at upper centre) in the Guadeloupe islands during the 19th century. Many people are trapped under masonry or are falling from build- ings. Clouds of dust and smoke from collapsed and burning buildings fill the air. A crowd of people has gathered in the background and are trying to escape using the ships in the harbour. Drawing of the earthquake that struck the town of Point-a- Pitre on Grande Terre island in the Caribbean on March 8th 1843. The Soufriere volcano, 1467 m high, is located about 20 km from Point-a-Pitre on the neighbouring island of Basse Terre.

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Keywords: artwork, earthquake damage, geology, guadeloupe, historical, point-a-pitre, soufriere, soufriere volcano, volcano, volcano eruptio

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